Contract Cities, in collaboration with our County of Los Angeles partners, is providing member cities with updates and resources on the current COVID-19 response. The CCCA team will be updating the COVID-19 page on a regular basis. Please review all new information as they become available.
County of Los Angeles
State of California
The order includes 90-day grace period for mortgage payments and relief from fees and charges.
No new foreclosures for 60 days.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Telework Resources and Guidance
Public Meetings Using Teleconference Methodologies
The Governor’s emergency order specifically suspends teleconference requirements, including:
- State and local bodies notice each teleconference location from which a member will be participating in a public meeting;
- Each teleconference location be accessible to the public;
- Members of the public may address the body at each teleconference conference location.
- State and local bodies post agendas at all teleconference locations;
- At least one member of the state body be physically present at the location specified in the notice of the meeting; and
- During teleconference meetings, at least a quorum of the members of the local body participates from locations within the boundaries of the territory over which the local body exercises jurisdiction.
The Executive Order requires state and local agencies that meet by teleconference under the order to:
- Give advance notice of each public meeting, according to the timeframe otherwise prescribed by the Bagley-Keene Act or the Brown Act, and use the means otherwise prescribed by the Bagley-Keene Act or the Brown Act, as applicable; and
- Consistent with the notice requirement in paragraph (i), each state or local body must notice at least one publicly accessible location from which members of the public shall have the right to observe and offer public comment at the public meeting, consistent with the public’s rights of access and public comment otherwise provided for by the Bagley Keene Act and the Brown Act, as applicable (including, but not limited to, the requirement that such rights of access and public comment be made available in a manner consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act).
In addition to the mandatory conditions set forth above, the Executive Order urges all state and local bodies to “use sound discretion and to make reasonable efforts to adhere as closely as reasonably possible to the provisions of the Bagley-Keene Act and the Brown Act, and other applicable local laws regulating the conduct of public meetings, in order to maximize transparency and provide the public access to their meetings.”
The Order does not affect other key provisions of either act, including requirements to notify the public on each agenda of what is to be discussed at an open or closed session of the teleconferenced meetings, or the ability of the public to obtain agenda packets or other documents used by decision-makers for the meetings. Nor does the order change what the respective bodies are required to publicly report after they meet in closed session.
Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Townsend Public Affairs COVID-19 Policy Updates
Tripepi Smith Communications Resources
Southern California Gas Company